Geodata IT Named Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri

Saint Louis, MO, February 22, 2017 --( Geodata IT, LLC was named the Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri for 2017 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – St. Louis District Office.

An innovative and advanced technology company located in downtown St. Louis, Geodata IT is an 8(a) Certified, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Founded in 2012, Geodata IT provides exceptional niche solutions to national security and geospatial mission requirements in the areas of advanced technology and innovative solutions development for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). A description of services is at

Dedicated to hiring veterans, the vision of Geodata IT, LLC is to foster a culture that is agile in its ability to create an innovative environment that inspires exceptional solutions, integrity and teamwork. Geodata IT’s President and CEO Justin Bennett is a 2016 graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program by the SBA.

“Receiving this award is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to minority students of technology the possibilities of a career in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT),” said Bennett.

Bennett has 18 years of experience in the DoD and Intelligence Community information technology industry. Recognized for achievement in enterprise management, service delivery and enterprise operations by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Bennett is an innovator in intelligent solutions architecture. As a specialist in designing niche IT strategies, Bennett has helped enterprise companies like NJVC, Raytheon, SAIC, Pragmatics and CSC streamline complex systems.

Bennett holds a Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management Information Systems from Southern Illinois University, an AACSB accredited institution that ensures the highest level of business competency. Additionally, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Park University and an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).
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Cheryl Hughey